Apps to Make it Easy for Tree ID

Tree and Plant Identification in the Palm of Your Hand

There are now a number of apps available, both for iOS and Android devices, which make identifying a particular tree or plant much easier. We have undertaken some research and identified the following, with a section of their descriptive text, which you may like to consider downloading.




Tree ID: Field guide app for trees in Britain. A visual guide to identifying trees of the British Isles. All native and naturalised species covered. No connection to the internet or mobile network is needed. The guide has been created by professional published ecologists. Discover more about each species with fascinating facts, folklore, history and uses – from medicine to musical instruments. 4.6 stars.

Plant Identification++: Identify plants in a snap. Take a picture with the phone’s camera, or pick an image from your library, then use the advanced machine learning algorithm to identify the plant in the picture. Convenient and fast! Instantly identify tens of thousands of plants, flowers, trees, leaves – powered by advanced artificial intelligence. 4.6 stars.

Picture This – Plant Identifier: Instantly identify plants. Accurate, fast and content rich! In addition to description and plant care tips, enjoy beautiful plant pictures from around the world. Capable of identifying 10,000+ plant species with an accuracy of 98%, better than most human experts. 4.7 stars.

Plant ID: Allows you to identify plants, flowers, leaves, trees and herbs quickly and accurately. All you have to do is point your camera, take a picture and artificial intelligence will tell you what the plant is in seconds! The app will also show you additional useful information about the plants. The machine learning model used can identify over 10,000+ plant species with an accuracy of 98%. This covers the most commonly requested plants from Europe, the United States, India and Australia. You can also store all of your identified plants in a simple to use user interface. 4.3 stars.

iplant: Fast and accurate recognition of plants and flowers based on artificial intelligence. Just photograph or select plant images from the gallery on your mobile phone to quickly identify plants. Automatically save identification records and quickly search history records. Share plant images and information to Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc. 4.2 stars.

British Tree Identification: An interactive British tree identification app from the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity. In just a few steps, you can identify native and common non-native trees in the UK, whatever the season. Use bark, twigs, buds, leaves, flowers and fruits of our A-Z guide full of stunning, clear images to identify the most common British trees. 3.7 stars.

PLNT: Identifies any plant, tree, weed or flower with 95% accuracy – better than most human experts! Highly accurate plant identification. Whether you manually search for the plant or simply take a picture of it. The AI-powered system provides an immediate result. Explore nature and its wonders while you’re on the walk: combine visual pleasure with learning new things about flora. 4.2 stars.


We hope you find these useful in your work.  For tree, plant and landscape advice, for your next commercial soft landscaping project, please contact us.